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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

This is a fragment of a shawabty of King Senkamanisken. There are four horizontal lines of incised, black painted hieroglyphs visible on the fragments. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. Each...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) Room C, South side. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Foot Length: 4.3 Width: 4.4 cm (1 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.15399

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes